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Attorney General Schwalb Announces 2024 Class of Charles F.C. Ruff Fellows

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today announced that 17 recent graduates of local law schools have joined the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) as Charles F.C. Ruff Fellows.

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Attorney General Schwalb Announces $350 Million Multistate Settlement with Publicis Health for Contributing to Opioid Epidemic

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today announced a $350 million multistate settlement with Publicis Health, a marketing and communications firm, based on the company’s role in accelerating and expanding the opioid crisis. The District’s filing in DC Superior Court describes how Publicis Health…

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Ushering in 2024 at OAG

Happy 2024! It’s hard to believe that January is already drawing to a close. Here at the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), we hit the ground running, kicking off the year with a new public safety grant program and a series of successful wage theft and consumer protection cases that put…

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Attorney General Schwalb Sues Property Manager for Facilitating Hostile Housing Environment for Black Female Tenants

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today sued UDR, Inc. (UDR), a District property manager that manages Waterside Towers Apartments in Ward 6, for facilitating a hostile housing environment that subjected Black female tenants to persistent, pervasive race-based and sex-based harassment,…

Topics: Civil Rights
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Attorney General Schwalb Secures $260K in Wage Theft Enforcement Action

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today announced that Clean Team Janitorial Service, Inc. (Clean Team) will pay more than $260,000 to janitorial workers and the District to resolve allegations that the company underpaid workers from 2020 to 2023. Under the terms of a settlement agreement with…

Topics: Worker Rights

Attorney General Schwalb Issues Consumer Alert on Rental Fees & Protections for DC Renters

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today issued the below Consumer Alert informing District residents about legal protections against excessive fees throughout the rental process, including caps on application fees and protections against “junk fees” after they sign a lease.  

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Attorney General Schwalb Announces Liberty Tax Will Pay $750,000 For Deceiving Thousands of District Residents in "Cash in a Flash" Tax-Prep Scam

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today announced that the nation’s third largest tax preparation company, Liberty Tax, will pay $550,000 to more than 7,300 DC residents who were misled and overcharged for tax preparation services. As part of a settlement resolving the consumer protection…

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Attorney General Schwalb Issues Statement on January 6th Insurrection Ahead of Event With President Biden

D.C. Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today issued the following statement before joining President Biden in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania for an event marking the three-year anniversary of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol Building

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Attorney General Schwalb Announces "Leaders of Tomorrow" Violence Prevention Grants

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today announced that the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is launching a new series of public safety grants—the “Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Violence Prevention Grant Program”—designed to foster positive development among District youth. The grants will…

Topics: Public Safety
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Attorney General Schwalb Responds to Inquiry From U.S. House Committees on Judiciary & Oversight and Accountability

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today sent a letter to U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) and U.S. House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) in response to their December 18, 2023 letter reiterating a request for documents related to…

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